From Chappell, Maine, USA:
How does one discipline a child with type 1 who also has ADHD?
Parenting a child with ADHD and diabetes can be a bit of a challenge. In part, this is because children with ADHD are distractible and impulsive. The key issues are:
- Do not assume that your child will attend to their body’s symptoms of highs or lows. So, if you see behavior that concerns you, check your child’s blood sugars.
- Children with ADHD need adult supervision and monitoring around diabetes tasks more than children without ADHD. Don’t be upset that they need the supervision, just give it to them.
- The more structured and organized you are, the better off your child will be.
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